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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

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Overview

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal).


Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340082
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 974
Sales rank: 329,200
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of several bestselling books, including Baseball's Greatest Quotations, The Hidden Language of Baseball, and The Joy of Keeping Score. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

Skip McAfee is an editor, horticulturalist, and baseball enthusiast. He is a member of the Bob Davids Chapter (Washington and Baltimore) of the Society of American Baseball Research. He is the editor of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary and is a contributor to the Research in Baseball Index project. He lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife.

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